|Annual faculty writing seminars begin this fall|
Faculty are invited to participate in a new session of the Faculty Writing Seminar (FWS) to be offered this fall. The FWS meets once a week and functions as a writing group for up to 10 interested faculty. Members of the group participate in two ways:
1) At least once during the semester, each member signs up to receive detailed feedback from other group members on his or her writing.
2) During the weeks when other group members submit work, each member functions as a reader to provide feedback to other writers.
Although the primary motivation for group participation is usually the chance to receive thoughtful, in-depth comments that can be used to prepare an article for publication, members also benefit from the cross-campus, academically focused interactions. In other words, people get to have fun and stretch their minds by reading and discussing the interesting work being done by colleagues across campus.
We will meet at a time that works best for the participants, to be agreed upon later. Scott J. Baxter (University Writing Program) will lead the group, and free copies of Elizabeth Rankin's (2001) book The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals, will be provided to participants. If you are interested in being part of the FWS, please contact Scott at 777-6381 or email@example.com by Sept. 25. When you contact Scott please let him know what times you are available and also, what times you are not available.
-- Scott J. Baxter, Coordinator, University Writing Program, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6381